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Jan 3, 2013 7:00am PST
boehner on failing to act on aid for the victims of hurricane sandy. that's one of the many hot debates ahead for the new congress that gets sworn in today. >> take a look at the headline today in one of the new york papers. "stabbed in the back." this is the accusation of governor christie to john boehner. along with terms like duplicity, selfishness and moral failure -- >> that was after talking to him on the phone. >> right. >>> another big headline this morning. we could be at the start of the worst flu season in ten years. is your flu shot working? is it too late to get one at this point? dr. besser is here with some answers for every family in america. >>> well, it will help if you jumpstart your january, everybody. jessica simpson looking dynamite in those daisy dukes. now, superstar trainer harley pasternak is here. he did that for her. it's part of jumpstart january. >> a whole lot going on. >>> let's start with headlines from josh. >> we're going to begin with our money. the average 401(k) in this country has gained $1,900 in the wednesday. gaining over 300 points, tha
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 7:00am EST
better, high-stakes debate. and late last night, it looked like it could fall apart. but jane boehner pushed ahead anyway. it went right down to the wire. but at long last, they finally did it. >> the motion is adopted. >> reporter: just minutes before the stroke of midnight, the president welcomed the news. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody. >> reporter: but the bill almost went down in the face of feeted objections from many house republicans. >> there's no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt. >> what we're really doing is raising taxes to give the president more money to spend. we think that's a bad idea. >> reporter: even eric cantor, the second-highest ranking republican in the house, was opposed to the deal struck by his colleagues in the senate. >> i do not support the bill. >> reporter: but others said, like it or not, the bill was the only way to prevent a big tax increase for virtually every american worker. >> republicans and the american people are getting something really
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 8:00am EST
saw last week, that speaker boehner doesn't control the far right of his caucus. the problem is the polarization of the two parties has made it much more difficult to come together with a deal. even, and this is the reality check, folks, 98% is agreed upon. both parties agree that 98% of americans shouldn't have their taxes raised. we're being held hostage by debate over the top 2%. that's a partisan divide. that's not just an ideological divide. every american stands to see their taxes raised in three days if they can't come to a deal. >> you agree they will probably come to a small deal. but the bigger issue could happen a couple of months from now, and that that's the debt ceiling, which we have to address, too. that's kicking the can down the road again. >> that's right. we're going to be here again. remember the debt ceiling debacle a year and a half ago? that led to the downgrading of our credit. national credit, for the first time. and the s&p blamed an atmosphere of partisanship. the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again. we're going to be doing that over
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
guys come to an agreement here? >> we saw last week, that speaker boehner doesn't control the far right of his caucus. this is the reality check, folks, 98% is agreed upon. 98% of americans shouldn't have their taxes raised. we're being held hostage by debate over the top 2%. that's a partisan divide. every american stands to see their taxes raised in three days if they can't come to a deal. >> you agree they will probably come to a small deal. but the bigger issue could happen a couple of months from now, and that that's the debt ceiling. that's kicking the can down the road again. >> that's right. we're going to be here again. remember the debt ceiling debacle a year and a half ago. that led to the downgrading of our credit. and the s&p blamed an atmosphere of partisanship. but the ration questions americans have to ask themselves, is if we couldn't get anything done in the lame duck congress, after the election, politicians will be free to reason together. why should it be any different or any better in a new congress? >> what does it say about the state of our politics? that t
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